Berlin Opera Houses Shut Down Until June, Announce Program Changes

(Credit: AE Ebener / Staatsoper Berlin official website) The Staatsoper unter der Linden and Komische Oper Berlin have announced closures until at least June 2021. Additionally, the Staatsoper unter der Linden has canceled productions of Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz” and Jörg Widmann’s “Babylon” in June, as well as Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in July 2021. The opera house stated {…}

Elena Stikhina & Evgeny Nikitin Headline Livestream of ‘The Fiery Angel’ from Mariinsky Theatre

(Credits: Ilia Korotkov / Bayerische Staatsoper official website) The Mariinsky Theatre will live stream a performance of Prokofiev’s opera “The Fiery Angel” on MEZZO TV on Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. CET. The opera will star Elena Stikhina, Evgeny Nikitin, Anna Kiknadze, Evgeny Akimov, and Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in the production by David {…}

John Osborn, Olga Peretyatko, Anna Goryachova & Alex Esposito Headline Rai5 Broadcasts for Next Week

(Credits: Matilde Fasso / © DR / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Opus 3 Artists official website) Italian television channel Rai5 has announced broadcasts for the week of Jan. 11 – Jan. 15, 2021. First up will be a production of Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” with Mariangela Sicilia, John Osborn, Iurii Samoilov, Alex Esposito and Francesca Benitez.  Francesco Lanzillotta {…}